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question taken from the gmatclub ultimate grammar book
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37. Just before the test began, Alexander asked his classmate if he might be borrowing an extra sheet of paper.
a) if he might be borrowing an extra sheet of paper
b) if he would be borrowing an extra sheet of paper
c) if he might be able to borrow an extra sheet of paper
d) if an extra sheet of paper might be borrowed
e) perhaps if he could borrow an additional piece of paper

I choose A but this is not the correct answer.
which answer would fit better?

Thanks.
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New post 23 Apr 2014, 03:58
wow !! all are wrong .we can never use "if" clause like this ."if clause" should always be used with "then clause" .having said that i do not mean that "then clause" should be present per se however the implied meaning should come out that way

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wow !! all are wrong .we can never use "if" clause like this ."if clause" should always be used with "then clause" .having said that i do not mean that "then clause" should be present per se however the implied meaning should come out that way


The same idea, Gmat would prefer "whether" to "if"
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question taken from the gmatclub ultimate grammar book
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37. Just before the test began, Alexander asked his classmate if he might be borrowing an extra sheet of paper.
a) if he might be borrowing an extra sheet of paper
b) if he would be borrowing an extra sheet of paper
c) if he might be able to borrow an extra sheet of paper
d) if an extra sheet of paper might be borrowed
e) perhaps if he could borrow an additional piece of paper

I choose A but this is not the correct answer.
which answer would fit better?

Thanks.


I don't think that the question is framed correctly.

We are not sure whether 'he' is used for Alexander or his classmate.

Case 1 If he is used to indicate Alexander, then the meaning gets changed.
And according to me, out of the given options, C stands good.

Case 2 If he is used to indicate the classmate, then option B stands good.


Please correct me whether my thought process is correct.

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New post 27 Oct 2017, 18:27
Just before the test began, Alexander asked his classmate if he might be borrowing an extra sheet of paper.
a) if he might be borrowing an extra sheet of paper
incorrect : If he might borrow is correct. Also,pronoun ambiguity - he
b) if he would be borrowing an extra sheet of paper
incorrect: if he would borrow is correct.Also,pronoun ambiguity - he
c) if he might be able to borrow an extra sheet of paper
incorrect: might be able is incorrect he is always able to borrow: ability to borrow is not in question. Also,pronoun ambiguity - he
d) if an extra sheet of paper might be borrowed
correct: this is possibly correct answer. Also, there is no pronoun in this sentence.
e) perhaps if he could borrow an additional piece of paper
correct: except Also,pronoun ambiguity - he

My answer is D.
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